Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Broken Bells

Had the luck to pick up a last minute ticket to Broken Bells last night.

It was their second show EVER, and they had us bopping, and swaying and toe-tapping all the way through.
James Mercer has such nice, low-key stage presence. Not cocky or wooing. He was friendly, played his music, thanked the audience with sincerity, and said goodbye. That's all I needed.

The lyric “So if you want to follow me, you should know / I was lost then, and I’m lost now / and I doubt I’ll ever know which way to go” struck me in a way that it hadn't before when I listened to it through my speakers. It's a good line.

Also, I stared at him throughout the entire show thinking about how much he looked like Kevin Spacey...with a twist of Jonathan.



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Hi That's Wiiild,

On behalf of Columbia Records, Monotone and Broken Bells, many thanks for plugging "Broken Bells" / the artists' eponymous album on your site (street date 9th March and 'Host Listed' by Billboard for 2010) ... thanks, also, on behalf of the label, management and artists for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then full length versions of "The High Road" and "Vaporize" (as already featured by you) are available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc at www.brokenbells.com ... .. for further details of the new album, special pre-orders, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the official site, as well as the artists' MySpace at www.myspace.com/brokenbells and YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/brokenbells ... .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

Also and as a goodwill gesture to fans and bloggers, an exclusive preview stream of the full album is now available at www.myspace.com/brokenbells and via NPR as part of their ‘First Listen’ series at www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124018401 ... .. this is for hyper-linking ONLY and for streaming by fans directly off the artist’s MySpace / NPR, so please reciprocate this goodwill gesture by NOT ripping or embedding these files.

Thanks again for your plug.



jenny 6:00 PM  

^weirdest comment i've seen

jenny 11:50 PM  

ps jonathan is way cuter than both james mercer and kevin spacey

Kelsi 1:23 AM  

Haha, agreed. :)

Sharon Lichtfeld 6:18 AM  

I'm totally jealous that you've got to see Broken Bells! and I agree Jonathan is way cuter

Coco Pastis 9:31 AM  

haha kevin spacey with a twist of jonathan.. good one :)